One of my favorite cities in Ethiopia with unique culinary experiences on top. Fresh fish 🐟 cooked by the lake, 🕊birdwatching in the ☀️, the loveliest people, the highest quality organic fruits + veggies (and juice) 🍍🥑🍉🍌, and waking up to monkeys 🐒 🐒stealing our leftovers on the balcony. Thanks for a beautiful time Hawassa ☮️ Sending my deepest love and prayers to everyone affected by the recent clashes in the area. 🙏🏾❤️#hawassa#awassa#SNNPR #🇪🇹#allorganic#fertileground#freshjuice#monkeylove#TIA#ethiopia
This right here touched my spirit 🙌🏾👏🏾 I suffer from this ignorance quite a bit...SMH. I try to be graceful & educate people, but it’s sad that African diversity is still not recognized or understood. “You’re not really African” or “You don’t look African”; why are people so busy trying to remove or dilute our Africaness?🤦🏾♀️ 🤷🏾♀️🇪🇹 #lestruggle#proudlyafrican#ethiopia#habesha
@stupidblackgirl has me in my feelings today. Thanks for this post. 🖤 “Traveling is the antidote to ignorance” - @trevornoah 🌍 #africaisnotacountry
🌿Tanzania Story Time🌿 When @sacredborn and I served in the L&D ward in #Karatu#Tanzania we not only learned so much, but we found our groove as partners. Gabby is destined to pursue midwifery. She is fearless and so focused on the mamas. My head is devoted to supporting women and advocating for health and education, but my heart, my heart y’all, is all about these little bebs.
So Gabby and I found our flow... We would both care for the mamas as they labored, offering them support and attention that the nursing staff didn’t have time or energy to do. Once the baby was earthside, they immediately cut the cord and weigh the beb on a cold hard scale and then wrap in kanga cloths and leave the baby alone on a table. Yes. A table. There was no skin to skin or time for the mothers to bond with their babies. And I can understand that... the delivery room is anything but a cozy environment, without the amenities we are accustomed to. We did not judge at all, or try to change the way they did things. We were there to witness and serve.
But, there was no way I was going to leave a new born baby on a table. So I was on newborn duty! Gabby would stay supporting the mama as she birthed the placenta. Sometimes I would find myself holding a baby and shining my cellphone flashlight on a mama to help with stitching... never a dull moment. Once the mama was comfortably situated back in other room with the other mamas I would proudly bring her her baby, basking in the amazing honor of holding such a vessel of innocence and squishiness. Such sweetness.
So much beauty and chaos all at once. **Life is such a miracle to witness** WE CANT WAIT TO GO BACK! 📷 repost from @unicef ...such a beautiful organization. Give them a follow if you don’t already. ・・・
#doularetreat#Ethiopia . #ForEveryChild#birthbecomesher#wombyn#womenservingwomen#moonmagic#babymagic#mountaindoula#midwife#motherearth#maternalhealth#travelandlearn#wombmagic#wombsoftheworld#atyourcervix#doulatraining#doulalife#divinefeminine
When refugees flee, running becomes a matter of life or death. When they find safety, running means they can learn and play without fear. .
These refugee children from South Sudan enjoy an afternoon of football in Gure Shombola Camp in Ethiopia where running is now a matter of scoring goals.
@refugees and @unicefethiopia are working together to provide safe spaces where refugee children can have fun and thrive.
This was my 10th trip to Africa consisting of private charters and was by far the WORST ever. Sat on the Airstrip for 4+ hours to listen to a bunch of bs from the charter company Abyssinian Flight Services. Plane was supposed to be there at 9am and didn’t come until 1:45 pm. Further this PRIVATE charter turned into a commercial flight with strangers on it. The office never provided any information about it being “delayed” and actually avoided our phone calls and gave us difference excuses each time they finally answered. The fact of the matter was that they didn't want to fly an empty plane to come get us even though we paid for that. HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO NEVER USE THEM! On the flip side the pilots were amazing and beyond apologetic for how the company handled this. Sorry for the rant just don’t want anyone to go through this with Abyssinian Flight Services.
Plane: Cessna Caravan C208
Route: Murulle Airstrip - Addis Ababa (ADD)
Flight Time: 2 hours
Distance: 276 Miles
This post: - Same antique I flew on last time, 1989 Cessna
- Same seat as last time - Murulle Airstrip
- Final Approach into HAAB
- Saudi Arabian 747-400F at HAAB
👉Swipe 👉through to see all the pics from my flight!
Amy Ashwood #Garvey was a #Jamaican#PanAfrican and #feminist activist, born in 1897 in #Jamaica . She met her future husband, Marcus Garvey, in high school and together they founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association- UNIA. Amy created a women’ section within the UNIA and moved to the US in 1918. She was the director of the Black Star Line Steamship Corporation, a steamship line meant to facilitate the shipment of goods for the African diaspora, but also transport African Americans to Africa to support the establishment of a black nation-state there. Marcus and Amy got married in 1919 but got divorced 3 yrs later. The end of their marriage and the reasons behind their divorce are still unclear, with accusations of infidelity on both sides, and some sources reporting that Marcus had the divorce approved without telling Amy, while she was in #England . Amy moved to #London and met Ladipo Solanke. Together they founded the Nigerian Progress Union. With the #Trinidadian calypso singer Sam Manning, she also created the Florence Mills Social Parlour, a jazz club, restaurant and social centre on 50 #carnabystreet , named after an African American cabaret performer. She also helped establish the International African Friends of Abyssinia with C.L.R. James in response to Italy invading #Ethiopia , the International African Service Bureau with George Padmore, and the London Afro-Women’s Centre. She was also one of the two female presenters at the 5th Pan-African Congress in #Manchester in 1945, where she talked about fair wages for black workingwomen. Amy then lived in #Liberia for 3 years. When she returned to London she helped set up the Afro Peoples Centre in #LadbrokeGrove , working closely with Claudia Jones, and was on the editorial board of Jones’ #WestIndian Gazette. Following the murder of Kelso Cochrane in 1959 (see Claudia Jones’ bio), she chaired an enquiry into race relations. In 1953 she started a #Carribean tour, providing lectures and supporting local women’s groups. Between 1960 and her death on May 3rd, 1968, Amy Ashwood Garvey travelled between London, Jamaica and the US.
Stay tuned for more #BlackBritishHistory facts and bios!
Squeezing in a quick tasting sesh before we watch #TeamMelli vs #LaRoja ! #WorldCup has been great, but this new crop #Ethiopia is even better! Finally getting ready to add some new new to the lineup but for the moment, we’re just gonna enjoy it on the table and then get ready to go watch some more #soccer . Who ya got??
When the most challenging circumstances are flipped on their head and used to give back and serve others... those are the moments where God is most present. Loved watching this guy share about growing up in Ethiopia with a room full of adopted Ethiopian children this morning at Heritage Camp. Creating cultural pride fosters overall emotional strength and a high global citizen IQ (yes I made that up) Its the very thing we need more of today. Celebrating our unique differences makes us so much more alike as what we all desire most is inclusion, respect and love. #heritagematters#ethiopia#adoptionrocks#unite#explore#educate
In honor of #WorldRefugeeDay , reposting my poem “How many more?” Which I released last year to raise awareness of the #EastAfrican#refugeecrisis . Thank you again to @okayafrica for featuring it on your website! I promise I will continue to use my platforms and art to keep raising my voice and shedding light on issues I care about affecting my people. FULL LINK IN BIO. // Also editing to add that the refugee crisis is global and it’s a matter of artificial borders and governments creating notions of scarcity preventing people from living dignified lives. My heart has been with the children and separated families at the US Mexico border and I hope we continue to raise our voices for justice on these matters. Every human being deserves safety, freedom and humane treatment whether undocumented or not!!!! #eritrea#ethiopia#africandiaspora#poet#writer#singer#habesha#familiesbelongtogether ❤️
Rais wa Sudan Kusini Salva Kiir na hasimu wake mkuu ambaye ni kinara wa upinzani Dkt Riek Machar, wanakutana nchini Ethiopia🇪🇹. Dkt Machar amekuwa kizuizini nyumbani kwake Johannesbourg Afrika Kusini.
Awamu hii mpya ya mazungumzo inaangazia mkataba wa amani uliofikiwa mwezi Agosti mwaka 2015, ambao ulivunjwa na pande mbili husika. #southsudan#ethiopia#machar#salva#kiir#splm
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European Great Power Foreign Policy and the League of Nations actions with regards to the Empire of Abyssinia before, during and after the Second Italian Invasion of Abyssinia is a textbook case of the Yurugu Rhetorical Ethic and of the duplicitous and nefarious actions of all European nation-states with Global Afrikan Nations. It succinctly delineates the history of political-economic interaction between the Blacks and the Whites.